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Sat Sep 04 2004

14,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996.

Thu May 06 2004

Website mentioned and staff member Benny Hsieh (Braxus) quoted in Los Angeles Times Calendar Section article "The Next Level". Article was written in anticipation of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's performance of music composed by Nobuo Uematsu on May 10, 2004.

Tue Oct 08 2002

Website makes its small screen debut as the "Site of the Nite" on TechTV's "The Screen Savers" TV show.

Jun 2002

Videogame Music Archive mentioned on Page 124 in the July 2002 Issue 22 of the Playstation 2 Official Magazine-UK. A scanned version of the article is available here.

Tue Jun 18 2002

6,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996. Roughly 8,000 unique visitors per day.

Mon Jun 03 2002

Archive moved to a faster server, still at RackShack. Total Online Space: 40 GB. Server-based stats (our most accurate yet) indicate unique hits per day at about 8,000-10,000. Previous stats had been undercounted. 400 GB/month bandwidth restriction.

Wed Feb 27 2002

5,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996. Roughly 5,000 unique visitors per day.

Thu Nov 22 2001

Location #10 - Archive now on dedicated server (which we're paying for) at RackShack. Total Online Space: 20 GB. Unique hits per day at about 4000. 300 GB/month bandwidth restriction.

Oct 04 2001

4,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996. Roughly 4,000 unique visitors per day.

Mar 22 2001

3,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996.

Feb 9 2001

Archive mentioned in a newspaper article titled "The Joystick Symphonies" about video game music by the Washington Post (District of Columbia)

Jun 27 2000

At 11:35 AM EDT: 2,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Apr 02 2000

1,700,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Mar 2000

Videogame Music Archive mentioned on Page 56 in the March 2000 issue of Yahoo Internet Life Magazine. Two scanned versions of the article are available online: Small Version (83KB) and Large Version (221KB)

Feb 2000

Videogame Music Archive mentioned in article "Scoring a Grammy" by Brad King, as he refers to this site and its hit counter near 2,000,000 in Wired. Local scanned copy of page available here.

Feb 09 2000

1,500,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Dec 19 1999

Websites 3rd Birthday. 3rd birthday contest part 1 is completed, part 2 begins.

Sep 09 1999

1,000,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Aug 08 1999

900,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Jul 05 1999

800,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Jun 13 1999

750,000 (quarter million!!) hits since December 19, 1996

May 18 1999

700,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Mar 04 1999

600,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Feb 08 1999

500,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Nov 28 1998

400,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Fri Sep 11 1998

300,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Sun Sep 06 1998

2,113 hits in one day (first time over 2,000)

Thu May 07 1998

Our domain name is moved to the new server, which makes the site reachable at http://www.vgmusic.com/ again.

Sat May 02 1998

Location #9 - Archive moved to http://www.telefragged.com/~vgmusic/. Hosted by Telefragged.com. The vgmusic.com domain name, which is still sitting at our Neurogamer server, is currently in the process of being moved to our new location. Total Online Space: Unlimited. Starting hits per day about 1200. No bandwidth restriction. Worldwide public ftp mirroring!
Possible Hosting of other sites using the vgmusic.com address! (added 05/16/98)

Mon Mar 02 1998

Our domain name is finally moved back to the site, which makes it reachable at http://www.vgmusic.com/

Sat Feb 14 1998

Location #8 - Archive moved to http://www.neurogamer.com/vgmusic/ (URL inactive). Hosted by Neurogamer.com (host inactive). The vgmusic.com domain name, which is still sitting at our TierraNet server, is currently in the process of being moved to our new location. Total Online Space: Unlimited. Starting hits per day about 1100. No bandwidth restriction.

Sat Jan 24 1998

Added the Java Chat Room

Tue Jan 13 1998

Wishlist closed and replaced with the Videogame Encyclopedia

Sat Dec 27 1997

Location #7 - Archive moved to http://www.mightyfox.com/users/vgmusic/ (URL inactive). Mightyfox.com (host inactive). The vgmusic.com domain name proved too difficult to move there. Total Online Space: 1 gigabyte. Starting hits per day about 1000. No bandwidth restriction.

Fri Dec 19 1997

Website's First Birthday!

Sun Nov 30 1997

100,000 hits since December 19, 1996

Thu Oct 30 1997

Location #6 - Archive keeps the same domain name, http://www.vgmusic.com/, but is hosted by TierraNet.com. Total Online Space: 50MB. Starting hits per day about 1000. The cost of running the site is cheaper than Valueweb and overall server performance is better. However, the maximum bandwidth (allowable downloading from the site per month) is 5 gigabytes. To our surprise, people download more than this amount which costs us an extra $20/GB!

Sun Oct 19 1997

Location #5 - Archive moved to http://www.vgmusic.com/. Total Online Space: 50MB. Starting hits per day about 1000. VGMA Founder Michael Newman is joined by financial partner Necrosaro to purchase domain name and pay for web hosting at ValueWeb.net. We discover to our dismay that the FTP server accepts uploads at an average speed of 0.100KB/sec!

Wed Oct 15 1997

Lockergnome, a very popular web zine, mentions us in their Issue #52.

Sat Sep 27 1997

1,118 hits in one day (first time over 1,000)

Mon Sep 15 1997

Videogame Music Archive named Ultra Gameplayer Magazine's Fan Site of the Month in their October issue (Issue #102)!! A one-third page article on page 152. Two scanned versions of the article are available online: Small Version (86KB) and Large Version (441KB) the article.

Sun Sep 07 1997

Location #4 - Archive moved to http://www.talons.com/vgmusic/ (URL inactive). Hosted by Talons.com. Total Online Space: 50MB. Starting hits per day about 500.

Tue Aug 19 1997

507 hits in one day (first time over 500)

Mon Aug 04 1997

Number of Wishes Granted on the Wishlist surpasses 100.

Sun Jul 13 1997

Location #3 - Archive moved to http://talon.extremecom.com/vgmusic/ (URL inactive). Hosted by Extremecom.com. Total Online Space: 50MB. Starting hits per day about 300. Geocities left with over 45,000 hits on the original counter that started since the archive was first created at EnchantedForest.
Started advertising for four new employee positions.(added 09/02/98)

March 1997

Location #2 - Archive moved to http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Alley/7097/ in order to be eligible for the "Featured Page Program". Hosted by Geocities.com. Total Online Space: 5MB.
Starting hits per day about 150.

Thu Dec 19 1996

Location #1 - Archive started by Michael Newman at http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/3997/. Hosted by Geocities.com. Total Online Space: 2MB. Hits per day about 50 a week after opening.


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